Education Committee Blog

The AAS Education Committee would like to welcome you to our blog, launched in February 2021. Thanks to so many of you in the astronomy education community, there are many materials, programs, resources, and discussion forums for teaching and learning astronomy. Our goal is to create a “value-added” way to highlight education-related activities supported by the AAS and others that may be of interest to AAS members. Blog posts include deeper dives into topics of interest and connect readers with additional resources.

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All articles are also shared via the Education Committee’s Twitter account and as part of the biweekly AAS Digest that all members already get in their inboxes.

We also welcome topic suggestions and other feedback or submissions to contribute an article to the blog.

Using Sonification to Observe Solar Eclipses

24 May 2021
How to make your eclipse events more inclusive as you begin to think about the solar eclipse in 2024? We describe the LightSound device, which is connected to a speaker and can make an entire event more accessible.

Welcome New Education Committee Members

7 May 2021
The AAS Education Committee is delighted to welcome four new members (Tania Anderson, Chelen Johnson, Dennis Just, and Hyun-chul Lee) who will serve from now until March 2024.

Why (and How) Astronomers Should Teach Climate Change

16 Mar 2021
What can astronomers do about climate change? This post explains why astronomers are in an excellent position to teach climate change and provides resources to improve your teaching and knowledge of climate change.